Large fire breaks out at Universal Orlando water park


PUBLISHED Tue, June 14, 2016 - 2:59pm EDT
Credit: @Dibz987


A large fire has broken out near the Wet 'n Wild water park at Universal Orlando, destroying equipment for an upcoming attraction, officials in Florida say. There fire has since been extinguished and there are no injuries. (more)





The incident began at around 2:15 p.m. ET on Tuesday when a fire broke out in a lot along I-Drive where equipment was being stored for Volcano Bay, which is currently under construction at Wet 'n Wild and is scheduled to open in 2017.

The fire spread quickly and large plumes of black smoke could be seen rising from the area, but the blaze was quickly brought under control and extinguished within 30 minutes. It is believed slide parts and other material has been destroyed, though it was not clear whether all of the equipment is part of Volcano Bay.

There were no injuries, according to the Orlando Fire Department..

This is a breaking news alert. Please check back or follow @BNONews on Twitter as details become available. If you want to receive breaking news alerts by email, click here to sign up. You can also like BNO News on Facebook by clicking here.





t="1"}   Orlando, FL     

 

LEAVE COMMENTS



HAPPENING NOW


AROUND THE WEB




 

LIVE WIRE

Tornado warning for downtown Houston, Bellaire, and Pasadena      11 hrs  

Minnesota Amber Alert: Harlen Hulbert abducted from Minneapolis     1 day  

6-year-old Nataly Irias missing from West Palm Beach, Florida      4 days  

Car strikes pedestrians on Essex Street in Islington, London     4 days  

Alabama Amber Alert: Christian Perkins abducted from Gordo     4 days  



.
email alerts



Just want the important news? Sign up now for the fastest email alerts from BNO News. Click here to get started!



Happening Now

Tornado warning for downtown Houston, Bellaire, and Pasadena      11 hrs  

Driver arrested after striking police cruiser at the U.S. Capitol      13 hrs  

3 storm chasers killed in crash near Spur, Texas     1 day  

Peruvian Airlines plane bursts into flames at Jauja Airport in Peru     1 day  

North Korea preparing to carry out nuclear test - monitor     1 day  





More U.S. News

Driver arrested after striking police cruiser at the U.S. Capitol      13 hrs  

3 storm chasers killed in crash near Spur, Texas     1 day  

Man with package prompts lockdown at the White House     1 day  

Banker and philanthropist David Rockefeller dead at 101     1 wk  

Driver claiming to have bomb causes alert at the White House     1 wk